How to charge capacitors

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I know that in order to charge a capacitor, you must have a power source voltage greater than or equal to the desired voltage in the capacitor. Knowing this, is there any way to achieve a higher voltage DC(from a lower voltage DC) without using a step-up transformer?
 

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Look up charge pumps.
 
  • #5
Look up charge pumps.

Thanks. That's pretty much what I need. Now all I have to do is figure out wiki..... So basically a charge pump is a device that charges capacitors in parallel and discharges in a series?
 
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Thanks. That's pretty much what I need. Now all I have to do is figure out wiki..... So basically a charge pump is a device that charges capacitors in parallel and discharges in a series?

Right.
 

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